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Ebola Risk For U.S. Hog Herd 'Extremely Low' -- Vet By: 10/10/2014 @ 9:57am

Just hearing or seeing the word "Ebola" these days can send shockwaves of fear through the population, regardless of how rational or irrational that fear may be. The…

Expansion Will Trim Hog Profits in 2015 By: 10/02/2014 @ 1:09pm

The 2014 edition of the Pork Powerhouses report shows U.S. and Canadian hog producers are riding high on record profits…

2014 a Big Year for the Big Boys in the Hog Business By: 09/30/2014 @ 2:41pm

Hogs made history this summer. Pork producer profits were, quite simply, enormous -- averaging $82 profit for…

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South Dakota October 2013 Blizzard Not Linked to Climate Change By: 09/29/2014 @ 2:12pm

(Story courtesy of South Dakota State University Marketing & Communications)When it comes to extreme weather events, last year’s October 3-5 blizzard that dumped anywhere from 20 to 55 inches of snow on…

Build Your Beef Herd to Boost Your Profits By: 09/23/2014 @ 1:56pm

Beef prices are stacking up to all-time highs. Consumers are not only paying more for beef at the grocery store, they are willing to pay premium prices for USDA graded prime beef. Only 3% of all carcasses…

Cattle Optimism: Is The New 'Animal Era' Just Beginning? By: 09/05/2014 @ 10:43am

The news continues to be laced with doom and gloom for U.S. crop farmers. But, there's a silver lining to the cloud over the currently bearish corn and soybean markets, and it's emanating over the…

USDA Delegates Millions to Combat PEDv By: 08/05/2014 @ 11:56am

Your government comes to the aid of U.S. pork producers. Tom Vilsack’s World Pork Expo announcement of $26 million in help to combat PEDv is welcomed. A big chunk – nearly $4 million – is for work on a…

5 Practices to Cool Livestock in August Heat By: 08/05/2014 @ 11:53am

This summer dealt us cooler weather than is typical, but we all know the sweltering heat that back-to-school and state fair season can bring. Put these five tips into practice to keep your livestock…

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